Petition for Office - 2022
Please fill out the form below if you are interested in running for office. Ensure that you have read all information pertinent to officers & elections in the Constitution & Bylaws and that you meet necessary criteria for the desired office prior to petition. Petitions are to be submitted no later than July 1.


REQUIREMENTS:
ARTICLE II — ELECTIONS
Section 1. The Election Committee shall send out to the entire membership, a call for petitions of office on June 1st. Petitions for office shall be returned to the Election Committee Chair postmarked no later than July 1st. Petitions for office may be submitted via mail or electronic mail.
Section 2. Petitioner(s) for offices of President, Vice President, and Secretary / Secretary-Treasurer must have been a continuous member of the GSFRB for one (1) year previous to petition. Petitioners for office of Director must have been a continuous member of the GSFRB for six (6) months previous to petition. All petitioners must be over the age of 18 years old and a member, in good standing with the GSFRB, NSFRC, and the ARBA at the time of petition.
Section 3. On July 15th, or as soon after petitions have been received, an official ballot will be issued to all members in good standing. Official ballots will be issued by mail OR electronic mail for those club members who elect to receive electronic correspondence.
Section 4. Only official ballots will be accepted, either via mail or electronic mail. Official ballots shall have no other information or markings other than the names of candidates, and an area to indicate selection for office; the name and address of the Election Committee Chair for ballot return; and the club title. Polls closure shall be postmarked no later than August 31st.
Section 5. The Election Committee shall not be candidates for office. They shall count ballots and report the results by signed statement to the Secretary no later than September 30th.
Section 6. Candidates receiving the largest number of votes shall be declared elected. If any candidate is running unopposed, they shall be declared elected and no votes need be rendered.
Section 7. In the event of a tie vote the Board of Directors shall vote by secret ballot, with the President casting a vote to break a tie.

ARTICLE VI — OFFICERS
Section 1. All Officers and Directors of this club must be members in good standing of the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA), and of the National Silver Fox Rabbit Club (NSFRC). Failure to renew such memberships shall automatically vacate the office.
Section 2. The Board of Directors of this club shall consist of: a President, Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer (or the combined office of Secretary-Treasurer) and at least three Directors. These shall constitute the Executive Board.
Section 3. The Board of Directors shall be elected for two year terms. The President, Secretary (or Secretary-Treasurer), and at least two (2) Directors shall be elected in even years and the Vice President, Treasurer, and at least one (1) Director shall be elected in odd years. Terms of Officers and Directors shall commence at the close of the ARBA National Convention.
Offices of President & Secretary require one year of GSFRB membership prior to petition. Offices of Director require 6 months of GSFRB membership prior to petition.
All officers are required to also be members in good standing with the National Silver Fox Rabbit Club and must remain so for the duration of their position as an officer.
All officers are required to also be members in good standing with the American Rabbit Breeders Association and must remain so for the duration of their position as an officer.
Include a minimum of 100 words as to why you are running for the desired office, why you would make a good officer, your involvement with the breed, etc. Note - this petition will be visible by all GSFRB members and will assist them in making an informed vote.